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Autonomous vehicles to reshape the global economy

Forrester, in collaboration with Christian Austin and Sal Schiano, has researched the downstream impact of widespread automation in transportation

1 Aug 2017

Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing

Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching

By Dereshin Pillay 27 Jul 2017

Uber jacks up security in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya

Uber has begun the African roll out of its Real-Time ID in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, in a bid to further improve passenger security

26 Jul 2017

Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa

The regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers is being strengthened by rising urbanisation and infrastructural developments in Africa

12 Jul 2017

Africa increases high-value production, global trends identify industrial growth

Euromonitor International has released research on how industrial changes are shaping the B2B marketplace around the world

16 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: The fast-growing, untapped African car market

In light of the recent study, Game-changing Automotive Policy Developments in Africa, we chat to Ryan Bax, senior industry analyst for mobility and automotive at Frost & Sullivan, to find out more about the fast-growing, untapped African car market

By Ilse van den Berg 11 May 2017

Two very different responses to Uber - Kenya and South Africa

Entry of the ride-sharing service, Uber, into passenger transport markets across the world has brought disruptive competition with substantial benefits

By Thando Vilakazi and Shingie Chisoro Dube 27 Mar 2017

First locally produced Polo Vivo rolls off production line in Kenya

Volkswagen officially inaugurated its production facility in Kenya yesterday, forging ahead with the regionalisation of its global automobile business

22 Dec 2016

Kenya's Mondo Ride launches motorcycle service

Online taxi hailing app Mondo Ride has launched a service that allows its customers to request for motorcycles

By Doreen Wainainah 5 Dec 2016

Africa wants to place itself on the automotive roadmap

Africa is keeping investors on their toes with forecasts far from being true to their word. The inherent volatility and instability of African markets

By Ryan Bax 1 Dec 2016

Motorcycles set to become main mode of transport in Africa

The explosion of motorcycles in Africa is projected to escalate to new levels as two-wheelers become the main means of transport for the majority of the continent's population

By Njiraini Muchira 27 Sep 2016

Volkswagen plans vehicle production in Kenya

Volkswagen is planning to start production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016. An agreement to that effect was signed in Nairobi

8 Sep 2016

SA still best bet for car makers

Foreign motor companies planning to build vehicles in sub-Saharan Africa would be taking huge risks looking beyond SA

By David Furlonger 17 Aug 2016

Sendy launches ride-hailing feature

Kenyan e-courier startup Sendy has announced it is to expand its services to include on-demand ride-hailing for passengers, with the new RIDE feature

By Gabriella Mulligan 11 Jul 2016

BMW plans to grow sub-Saharan African vehicle sales

BMW SA will have ready-made export markets for its forthcoming, home-made X3 sports utility vehicle (SUV) if it can develop a "structured" approach

By David Furlonger 6 Jul 2016

Kia Motors to build auto mechanic training centres in East Africa

Kia Motors will build training centres for mechanics in Ethiopia and Kenya in a bid to contribute to their economies by providing education for young people

1 Jun 2016

Uber-fast rollout sees app-taxi service in hiring mode

Uber wants to add more than 15,000 new job opportunities for partner-drivers in SA over the next two years as well as lift sharing and other new services

By Hilary Joffe 17 May 2016

Other African nations have potential to challenge SA's car manufacturing prowess

With the correct policies, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia all have the potential to challenge SA's dominance of vehicle manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa, a report by business consultancy Deloitte shows

By David Furlonger 22 Apr 2016

SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

12 Jun 2014

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

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